Not a Dream, but my Reality
I know I’ve said this before but there isn’t anything that any of us can’t achieve as long as you have your heart and soul in it and truly believe in yourself! This is true for an area of your life but my focus in this post is career because I believe that a lot of people out there aren’t truly doing what they feel passionate about and I don’t want anyone to ever have regrets. Regret is really hard on the heart, it can deflate your spirit and it can invalidate your belief in yourself further then it may already be.
The biggest detractors that keep us from achieving our dreams come from these questions:
– Am I worthy?
– Am I capable?
If anyone in your life is questioning their self-worth in any area encourage them to believe in themselves because there is only one answer: YES!
It’s imperative that you not allow anyone to encroach on your determination to achieve all that you desire. Anyone at any time can consciously or unconsciously try to deter you from your dreams whether that is there intention or not. As Wayne Dyer says put up the “Do Not Disturb” sign on your imagination and do not allow anyone else’s opinion in.
The real questions that you should be asking are:
– Is this my true desire?
– Can I envision it?
– Does it feel effortless?
When I was younger I had lots of ideas of what I thought I wanted to do in life only to find that it wasn’t as ingrained as it needed to be for me to achieve it. I only thought it was what I wanted and in making the attempt to try to attain that goal I discovered it didn’t fit or feel natural. Your true desire or dream needs to feel like it is what you were meant to do, as effortless as breathing.When I was younger I really thought that I wanted to be a singer, I practiced, I dreamed and tried to chase that direction. I never pursued it with the passion that I needed to because as much as it’s what I thought I wanted to do it didn’t fit or feel as effortless as breathing like writing does. I hadn’t realized that I was in the right area, music is creative and my writing is creative but I was not as aware of the foundation of my true desires as I am now. I don’t think it matters so much how you get there (finding your true desires in life) but rather that you do and remind yourself often that you can do it. The people in your life that matter the most and care deeply for you will support and encourage you.
The very first step of putting yourself out there and being vulnerable will definitely be scary, but I think sometimes you need to scare yourself that way. I’ve found that’s how I know I’m on the right path and that experience has provided me with personal insight into my true passion and purpose that I might not have discovered had I not taken the chance.
Do something for you, give yourself the gift of believing in yourself, allow no one to take that away from you and pursue all your dreams with pride and passion!